From Capitol News Services’ Mike Vasilinda, 05/03/2018:
Governor Rick Scott is already up with his third TV spot, including one in Spanish in his race for the U.S. Senate.
“I approve this message because it’s time to make Washington get to work,” chimed Scott as he echoed a familiar theme from his term as Governor.
So far, Scott has spent $5 million on TV. The Republican Governor’s Association has dropped another $6 million to reserve time for Scott through the election.
Democratic Consultant Kevin Cate says it’s classic Scott. “Rick Scott is spending because this is his formula for winning. Even when he beat Charlie Crist, he had a higher unfavorability rating,” said Cate.
At the end of the 2014 election, it looked like Rick Scott might actually lose to former Governor Charlie Crist… until he started spending $2 million a day on TV.